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Pravin Gupta 2016-10-20
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The efficient financial operations and business continuity retention are the two driving force, compelling businesses to move over to cloud.

Over rapid growth, managing cash flow crunches, thinning profit margins, operational inefficiencies, customer service issues, personnel shortages, and management challenges raised by less attention are crucial reasons to work upon effectively.

You may be now working on spreadsheets and other standard tools or accounting package.

But, cloud based hosting solutions for example, QuickBooks are effective approach enabling business atomization of operations related to the accounts.

Consequently, giving heed to the business stability and scalability, migrating over to a cloud-based system for handling business finances, is required today.

Over to the cloud, accounting automation by deploying Quickbooks cloud hosting solution indeed is a smart choice.

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Pravin Gupta 2016-07-20
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Several businesses are in the process of migrating their applications to Public Cloud which seems quite justified considering the growth and popularity Public Cloud is witnessing in the current time.

If you too are planning for the same, you need to make some considerations well in advance.In this blog post, we will take into account all major considerations that you must pay importance to before migrating your app to Public Cloud.Overall Scene has changed for Public Cloud...Public Cloud's utility for enterprises has been felt quite lately yet largely.

Let's take a look now at the checklist to follow before actually migrating your apps to Public Cloud.Virtualized infrastructure...One of the fundamental questions to ask in this regard is the manner in which workloads like applications get shifted to Cloud.

Given below is another way to do so -Select a pre-built OS image Re-install the app from binaries Replicate the data setWe are considering basic x86 virtualization, a virtual-to-virtual (V2V) migration, from the practical perspective.

Hence, in case, your app runs on a virtual infrastructure, it is suitable enough for migrating to Public Cloud.Redundancy...The availability of the underlying Cloud infrastructure is always taken into account for applications to be migrated to Public Cloud.

You must find out initially if the database engine being leveraged has licensing for your Cloud provider.Support...Another critical consideration quite similar to licensing is the software vendor support.

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Pravin Gupta 2016-10-19
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Such move by Cloud vendors is possibly because that’s the only way in which a company can make effective use of a vendor application.

The research report from the survey revealed that an astonishingly 88 percent respondents are a bit familiar with the Hybrid Cloud concept.

However, most of these are pretty much aware of the incredible business value proposition offered by Hybrid Cloud concept.

Consider for example that you are looking to leverage fully the HR/benefits system of a certain vendor’s; however, the vendor offers only a version of your required system in Cloud.

In such a case, it does make sense to straight away join vendor’s cloud in order to obtain the required capabilities.

Around 36 percent of survey respondents agreed to have already implemented hybrid cloud strategy.

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Pravin Gupta 2016-07-13
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With every new day, the popularity of Cloud is growing - same being evident from the increased number of businesses embracing the Cloud.

However, despite such upsurge, few misconceptions still prevail among businesses.

My Success in Cloud Depends on How Successfully My Servers are virtualized...In practical terms, virtualization involves the process of taking some task into Cloud and completing the same successfully with the help of a virtual machine created by the physical server.

However, it needs to be mentioned here that virtualization alone cannot help you in the long run.

Actually, there are a variety of attacks sustained by Cloud that tend to make it more secure than before.It's due to the reason that engineers protecting the network will detect newer ways to identify & tackle other areas that are prone to breaches.

With an increase in your security needs the corresponding increase in resources that is directed towards making your Cloud more secure can add up to providing you the much-needed advantage either in terms of defeated attacks or money saved.3.

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Pravin Gupta 2016-10-18
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Intuit is continuously promoting QuickBooks online. Most of the QuickBooks users are willing to migrate from QuickBooks desktop to QuickBooks online. But,is it that easy to migrate from QuickBooks desktop to QuickBooks online?

One recent research states that Cloud based applications are used by 37 percent of all small businesses in America. It is expected that this number might rise up to 78 percent by 2020. In another survey conducted by software researchers, it was found that approximately 46 percent of the small and medium sized businesses are using on premises accounting software such as Desktop QuickBooks.

They also concluded that nearly 20 percent of the accountants were practicing traditional methods like working of spreadsheets, maintaining account books etc.16 percent of the respondents are using software like QuickBooks Online (QBO) and 18 percent of the small businesses are outsourcing their accounting activities.

51 percent of the respondents havefaith in the safety and reliability of cloud-based accounting application. Fifty-three percent of the businesses that were using traditional approach of accounting applications are planning to move to the cloud.The major concerns stated were costs, training, usability and integration.

Deciding to switch over cloud can be cost saving. The cloud based application cost ranges from 0 to $40 per month, depending on the number of users and company’s requirement. Moreover, the cost of IT infrastructure can be minimized to a great extent by using cloud based services.

The major benefit of Cloud-based accounting software is that companies pay as per the usage basis.

As per Ernst and Young study, cloud based systems reduces IT support cost approximately by 25 to 30 percent. Although people are eager to switch from QuickBooks desktop to QuickBooks online, they have to face several challenges as follows:

  1. Dependency on the vendor

Migrating to QuickBooks Online makes the user totally dependent on Intuit services. Intuit can raise the monthly prices of their online services anytime they want. QuickBooks online users cannot escape from such situations.

  1. Increase in Cost

Intuit does not provide support to the clients of the QuickBooks users. You need to provide support to your clients by spending few dollars extra from your pocket.

You need to pay extra for running multiple companies while using QuickBooks online. A separate subscription is purchased for each company.

Intuit also charges for the retention of older company files under the following few conditions:

  • If a company has been closed down and you have retained the access of its company’s file.
  • You want to restructure a company’s chart of accounts while retaining the older company structure.
  • Any corrupted file cannot be resolved with Intuit support.

 

  1. Usability of QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks desktop is entirely different from QuickBooks Online platform.People who work on the desktop version will have face a straight learning curve. You need to train your staff to use QuickBooks Online and bear its cost.

  1. Accessibility

 During tax season, Intuit experiences huge spikes in usage that lead to server crashes. As the server crashes, all your accounting work comes to an indefinite halt. So you will have to wait till Intuit gets it fixed.

  1. Compromise in features

There are many QuickBooks features which are available in QuickBooks desktop but absent in QuickBooks online such as audit trail track changes to transactions, audit sales track marking backup, auto deliver reports.

As discussed above, there are challenges moving from QuickBooks desktop version to QuickBooks online, and users will probably experience a steep learning curve.  But, there is still an option to avail all the benefits of QuickBooks desktop and enjoy the experience of cloud computing.

This option is hosted QuickBooks. It means that you can host the desktop version of QuickBooks on a third party cloud server. There are a number of benefits of hosting QuickBooks on cloud. Hosted QuickBooks meets all the challenges that come across while migrating from QuickBooks desktop to QuickBooks online. Hence hosted QuickBooks is the right choice to make.  

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Pravin Gupta 2016-07-13
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For a long time, it seemed that only the traditional reasons including lower cost and enhanced flexibility were the core drivers behind migration to Cloud.

However, there are a number of professions witnessing a wider range of benefits that extend behind cost and flexibility.Human Resources or more commonly known as the HR department was one of the industries that used to be quite reluctant to migrate to Cloud earlier.

But the situation has changed considerably now as HR has embraced Cloud too.In this blog post, we will analyze the different aspects related to HR embracing Cloud.Factors that Prevented HR to Move to CloudWell, security and confidentiality were the two main reasons behind such long delay.

HR department includes loads of personal data pertaining to employees and about the company's policies.

So, overall it was a great saving of time as well as zero hassle for the HR to manage different aspects related to operation.

It thus also ensured that employees received the correct amount as salary and company was saved from paying any fines.We can consider the example of a leading store chain that was facing similar issues.

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0
Pravin Gupta 2016-07-22
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On July 18, 2016, VMware announced the results of its Q2 operations.

Their rating were not raised by any analyst whatsoever although the price target had been raised by many modestly.After reporting a disappointing Q3 earning in last October, VMware has got a new breather with the 19 percent increase in its shares.

As compared to the unchanged IGV index, VMW shares have appreciated by nearly 14 percent.The shares have remained cheap.

Growth still remains the biggest question.

When earnings got released in October, there was a sharp drop in the company's shares based on the operating performance.In the next two weeks, there was a drop in shares as they lost 37 percent of their existing value.

Growth of revenue in the quarter remained pretty consistent with the growth witnessed in previous several quarters.There was an overall growth of 6 percent in the quarter while service growth remained 9.3 percent for that specific period.

collect
0
Pravin Gupta 2016-10-20
img

The efficient financial operations and business continuity retention are the two driving force, compelling businesses to move over to cloud.

Over rapid growth, managing cash flow crunches, thinning profit margins, operational inefficiencies, customer service issues, personnel shortages, and management challenges raised by less attention are crucial reasons to work upon effectively.

You may be now working on spreadsheets and other standard tools or accounting package.

But, cloud based hosting solutions for example, QuickBooks are effective approach enabling business atomization of operations related to the accounts.

Consequently, giving heed to the business stability and scalability, migrating over to a cloud-based system for handling business finances, is required today.

Over to the cloud, accounting automation by deploying Quickbooks cloud hosting solution indeed is a smart choice.

Pravin Gupta 2016-10-18
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Intuit is continuously promoting QuickBooks online. Most of the QuickBooks users are willing to migrate from QuickBooks desktop to QuickBooks online. But,is it that easy to migrate from QuickBooks desktop to QuickBooks online?

One recent research states that Cloud based applications are used by 37 percent of all small businesses in America. It is expected that this number might rise up to 78 percent by 2020. In another survey conducted by software researchers, it was found that approximately 46 percent of the small and medium sized businesses are using on premises accounting software such as Desktop QuickBooks.

They also concluded that nearly 20 percent of the accountants were practicing traditional methods like working of spreadsheets, maintaining account books etc.16 percent of the respondents are using software like QuickBooks Online (QBO) and 18 percent of the small businesses are outsourcing their accounting activities.

51 percent of the respondents havefaith in the safety and reliability of cloud-based accounting application. Fifty-three percent of the businesses that were using traditional approach of accounting applications are planning to move to the cloud.The major concerns stated were costs, training, usability and integration.

Deciding to switch over cloud can be cost saving. The cloud based application cost ranges from 0 to $40 per month, depending on the number of users and company’s requirement. Moreover, the cost of IT infrastructure can be minimized to a great extent by using cloud based services.

The major benefit of Cloud-based accounting software is that companies pay as per the usage basis.

As per Ernst and Young study, cloud based systems reduces IT support cost approximately by 25 to 30 percent. Although people are eager to switch from QuickBooks desktop to QuickBooks online, they have to face several challenges as follows:

  1. Dependency on the vendor

Migrating to QuickBooks Online makes the user totally dependent on Intuit services. Intuit can raise the monthly prices of their online services anytime they want. QuickBooks online users cannot escape from such situations.

  1. Increase in Cost

Intuit does not provide support to the clients of the QuickBooks users. You need to provide support to your clients by spending few dollars extra from your pocket.

You need to pay extra for running multiple companies while using QuickBooks online. A separate subscription is purchased for each company.

Intuit also charges for the retention of older company files under the following few conditions:

  • If a company has been closed down and you have retained the access of its company’s file.
  • You want to restructure a company’s chart of accounts while retaining the older company structure.
  • Any corrupted file cannot be resolved with Intuit support.

 

  1. Usability of QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks desktop is entirely different from QuickBooks Online platform.People who work on the desktop version will have face a straight learning curve. You need to train your staff to use QuickBooks Online and bear its cost.

  1. Accessibility

 During tax season, Intuit experiences huge spikes in usage that lead to server crashes. As the server crashes, all your accounting work comes to an indefinite halt. So you will have to wait till Intuit gets it fixed.

  1. Compromise in features

There are many QuickBooks features which are available in QuickBooks desktop but absent in QuickBooks online such as audit trail track changes to transactions, audit sales track marking backup, auto deliver reports.

As discussed above, there are challenges moving from QuickBooks desktop version to QuickBooks online, and users will probably experience a steep learning curve.  But, there is still an option to avail all the benefits of QuickBooks desktop and enjoy the experience of cloud computing.

This option is hosted QuickBooks. It means that you can host the desktop version of QuickBooks on a third party cloud server. There are a number of benefits of hosting QuickBooks on cloud. Hosted QuickBooks meets all the challenges that come across while migrating from QuickBooks desktop to QuickBooks online. Hence hosted QuickBooks is the right choice to make.  

Pravin Gupta 2016-07-20
img

Several businesses are in the process of migrating their applications to Public Cloud which seems quite justified considering the growth and popularity Public Cloud is witnessing in the current time.

If you too are planning for the same, you need to make some considerations well in advance.In this blog post, we will take into account all major considerations that you must pay importance to before migrating your app to Public Cloud.Overall Scene has changed for Public Cloud...Public Cloud's utility for enterprises has been felt quite lately yet largely.

Let's take a look now at the checklist to follow before actually migrating your apps to Public Cloud.Virtualized infrastructure...One of the fundamental questions to ask in this regard is the manner in which workloads like applications get shifted to Cloud.

Given below is another way to do so -Select a pre-built OS image Re-install the app from binaries Replicate the data setWe are considering basic x86 virtualization, a virtual-to-virtual (V2V) migration, from the practical perspective.

Hence, in case, your app runs on a virtual infrastructure, it is suitable enough for migrating to Public Cloud.Redundancy...The availability of the underlying Cloud infrastructure is always taken into account for applications to be migrated to Public Cloud.

You must find out initially if the database engine being leveraged has licensing for your Cloud provider.Support...Another critical consideration quite similar to licensing is the software vendor support.

Pravin Gupta 2016-07-13
img

For a long time, it seemed that only the traditional reasons including lower cost and enhanced flexibility were the core drivers behind migration to Cloud.

However, there are a number of professions witnessing a wider range of benefits that extend behind cost and flexibility.Human Resources or more commonly known as the HR department was one of the industries that used to be quite reluctant to migrate to Cloud earlier.

But the situation has changed considerably now as HR has embraced Cloud too.In this blog post, we will analyze the different aspects related to HR embracing Cloud.Factors that Prevented HR to Move to CloudWell, security and confidentiality were the two main reasons behind such long delay.

HR department includes loads of personal data pertaining to employees and about the company's policies.

So, overall it was a great saving of time as well as zero hassle for the HR to manage different aspects related to operation.

It thus also ensured that employees received the correct amount as salary and company was saved from paying any fines.We can consider the example of a leading store chain that was facing similar issues.

Pravin Gupta 2016-10-19
img

Such move by Cloud vendors is possibly because that’s the only way in which a company can make effective use of a vendor application.

The research report from the survey revealed that an astonishingly 88 percent respondents are a bit familiar with the Hybrid Cloud concept.

However, most of these are pretty much aware of the incredible business value proposition offered by Hybrid Cloud concept.

Consider for example that you are looking to leverage fully the HR/benefits system of a certain vendor’s; however, the vendor offers only a version of your required system in Cloud.

In such a case, it does make sense to straight away join vendor’s cloud in order to obtain the required capabilities.

Around 36 percent of survey respondents agreed to have already implemented hybrid cloud strategy.

Pravin Gupta 2016-07-22
img

On July 18, 2016, VMware announced the results of its Q2 operations.

Their rating were not raised by any analyst whatsoever although the price target had been raised by many modestly.After reporting a disappointing Q3 earning in last October, VMware has got a new breather with the 19 percent increase in its shares.

As compared to the unchanged IGV index, VMW shares have appreciated by nearly 14 percent.The shares have remained cheap.

Growth still remains the biggest question.

When earnings got released in October, there was a sharp drop in the company's shares based on the operating performance.In the next two weeks, there was a drop in shares as they lost 37 percent of their existing value.

Growth of revenue in the quarter remained pretty consistent with the growth witnessed in previous several quarters.There was an overall growth of 6 percent in the quarter while service growth remained 9.3 percent for that specific period.

Pravin Gupta 2016-07-13
img

With every new day, the popularity of Cloud is growing - same being evident from the increased number of businesses embracing the Cloud.

However, despite such upsurge, few misconceptions still prevail among businesses.

My Success in Cloud Depends on How Successfully My Servers are virtualized...In practical terms, virtualization involves the process of taking some task into Cloud and completing the same successfully with the help of a virtual machine created by the physical server.

However, it needs to be mentioned here that virtualization alone cannot help you in the long run.

Actually, there are a variety of attacks sustained by Cloud that tend to make it more secure than before.It's due to the reason that engineers protecting the network will detect newer ways to identify & tackle other areas that are prone to breaches.

With an increase in your security needs the corresponding increase in resources that is directed towards making your Cloud more secure can add up to providing you the much-needed advantage either in terms of defeated attacks or money saved.3.